Friday, August 20, 2010
Circle Circus Christmas
I have fallen in love with this stamp set. When I see it in the catalogue I'm like, yeah it's just a circle image stamp set but let me tell you... this set is so perfect for so many occasions.
I recently taught a workshop where the focus was this set but we covered various 'happenings' with it. Today's card is a Christmas/ holiday themed card using this set.
The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Cherry Cobbler scored at 4 1/4" on the long side. The Old Olive cardstock which is my first layer on my card base is 4" x 5 1/4". I stamped images randomly along the top with Old Olive ink to create a patterned paper look.
Next I added a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock 2 3/16" x 4".
Then I took a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock 2" x 4" and stamped my circle images in Cherry Cobler and Old Olive ink. To make these into hanging ornaments, I drew in 'string' using a Chocolate Chip marker.
I wanted my ornaments to pop, so I stamped some more circles on some scrap bits of cardstock and punched them out with my 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches. I added dimensionals to the back of these and popped them up on my 'ornaments'.
Finally I adhered my image piece of cardstock to my cardfront and stamped my sentiment in Old Olive ink with the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.
Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: Stamps - Circle Circus & Teeny Tiny Wishes, Inks - Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Accessories - 1/2" & 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals